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ERIC Number: ED507110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9214-1314-8
Student Transfer. At a Glance
Curtis, Davis
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
In this column the author summarises what is known about student transfer between the vocational education and training (VET) and higher education sectors. Transfer occurs when a student who has enrolled in one sector subsequently commences a qualification in the other. Some students have completed their first qualification, but some have not. The second qualification may be in the same field of education as the first or a different one. Transfer may occur early in a person's career and be part of a period of adjustment as they refine their career goals. It may also occur at a much later stage and be related to new career directions. The author finds that data on transfer between these tertiary education sectors is subject to many limitations and that estimates of the magnitude of transfer in both directions vary greatly. [This work has been produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) under the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation (NVETRE) Program, which is coordinated and managed by NCVER, on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments. Funding for this paper was provided through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia